Yaro Slings ‘Shah’
When I first heard about this brand, the price really surprised me. Yaro Slings is a European based brand where a jacquard woven wrap (size 6) costs 49 euro! That’s a nice way to make babywearing accessible. On their Facebook page you can see different designs in multiple colours, the tester I got has a geometric design which didn’t impress me at first sight. I probably would have liked the pink one better.! 🙂
It’s a medium thick, dense wrap, somewhere in between a Hoppediz and Storchenwiege. It’s a perfect everyday wrap, a solid working horse which is supportive enough to use with your toddler. This is a low maintenance wrap, no need to be scared to stain them or cause pulls. I love these kind of wraps to use it as a Hammock under the table, to leave in the car for (unexpected) shopping trips, or to use as a picnic blanket if I’m are out for a long walk…..
This wrap needs some time to get soft, but washing, drying and ironing already made a huge difference. After two weeks I can already feel it getting softer. This pattern is very grippy, but it’s such a nice moldable wrap, I love it with my toddler! At first it actually was hard to make a knot when I couldn’t reach for it easily (under the Bum of my toddler), because of the grip. (It’s getting better now!) And this grip makes it perfect for a knotless finish, which is something I love!
For my baby I prefer wraps with more cush, stretch and bounce. I love either thinner wraps or thicker blends. This 100% cotton wrap isn’t very cushy, but it was still very comfortable, kept my baby warm and close to me and that’s what babywearing is all about. The first wraps to be released will be a little bit less dense, which will make them easier to wrap with and a bit softer from the start. It sounds very promising and I’m looking forward to try them again.
Some pics: (sorry for the bad quality)
A couple of mamas asked me some questions about Yaro Slings, because of the low pricing.
This are the answers I got: (QUOTE!)
”The idea behind Yaro Slings was to make a good basic jacquard woven wrap produced in Europe for an affordable price. We believe this is a good way to promote babywearing.
A 100% cotton Yaro wrap in size 6 will be offered for 49 euro. In order to achieve such price we had to take a lower profit margin and optimize our production processes. All the production takes place within the European Union, but in different countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium) depending on where our raw materials are located. We use royalty free designs and there will be no fancy packaging for the basic Yaro wraps.
There are plans to produce wraps with other blends in the nearest future for more advanced babywearers.
The official site of the Yaro Slings will be launched in spring of 2014, but the wraps might be available for sale earlier from our retailers.”